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TapwaterAnother great week-end and a successful cruise to TopWater Grill in Sunny San Leon took place on Saturday June 28th and Sunday June 29th. m/v Spirit with Captain Russ and Admiral Carol (Burchfield) along with Katie the boat cat departed on time / early to meet the cruise leader at south boaters cut at 10am. Spirit was early by about thirty minutes to the south boaters cut and the cruise leader Jim was late by about twenty minutes. With the 20 knot winds from Seabrook to south boaters cut, Spirit a 32' Nordic Tug, took some air into their main engine intake in the high seas and had to re-prime to get the water flowing again. Spirit and Almost Paradise .5, a Rinker 260, departed south boaters cut around 10:45 for a noon arrival at TopWater with plenty (6' plus) water along the way and into the marina.

With the winds and whitecaps we opted out of the dingy or Rinker exploration of Sunny San Leon and instead watched the Oakley Fishing Tournament weigh-in. Being greeted by Susan and Jerry around 4:30 gave us a reason to retreat back to the Spirit for some afternoon cocktails. Martin and Marylou found us all on Spirit as well before we all enjoyed some great food and conversation at the TopWater Grill.

The night was still quit breezy with some rocking and rolling along the bulkhead for a great night of rest. The price was right as TopWater offers cruisers free slip and even electricity (30 and 50amp). Spirit departed Sunday morning around 8am for Seabrook Marina and Almost Paradise .5 back to her sling in Sunny San Leon.

Russ, if you choose, you can provide the rest of the story.....

Thanks until the next time!
Jim Lee
TopWater Cruise Leader

 

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